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1‘Paula always hankered after a traditional white wedding’
conventional, customary, established, long-established, accepted, orthodox, standard, regular, normal, conservative
common, run-of-the-mill, habitual, set, fixed, routine, usual, accustomed
old-fashioned, staid, unadventurous, conformist, stereotyped, clichéd, undistinguished, wonted
old, time-honoured, proven, tried and tested, historic, classical, classic, craft, old-world, folk, familial, ancestral
ritual, ritualistic, ceremonial
novel, unconventional, modern
handed-down, folk, historical, unwritten, oral
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